Fructidorian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Fructidor +‎ -ian, after French fructidorien.

Noun[edit]

Fructidorian (plural Fructidorians)

  1. (French history) A member or supporter of the group which took power in the coup d'état during the month of Fructidor 1797.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 517:
      Having stepped outside the charmed circle of constitutionality, moreover, the Fructidorians found it difficult to step back in, especially as it was soon apparent that they had far from depleted the strength of royalist opinion in the country as a whole.